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Supervision Requirements for Student Members

  • Students who are members of IACP must comply with IACP supervision requirements.
  • Students who intend to apply for IACP accreditation must be aware of and comply with the Course Accreditation Criteria.
  • Students must use an Accredited Supervisor whose orientation is consistent with the core theoretical model of the course.
  • The Course has the responsibility & discretion to identify and approve the appropriate Supervisor.
  • It is the responsibility of the course to ensure that the student has contracted with an appropriate and accredited supervisor before beginning practice with clients.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 25 hours personal therapy prior to beginning practice with clients.
  • Students have an obligation under the IACP Code of Ethics to indicate their student status to agencies and to their clients.

Frequency, Ratio and Forms of Supervision

Frequency: Regardless of the number of client contact hours the Student must meet their supervisor at least 1 hour a month. 

Ratio: The student is required to have a minimum of one hour of individual supervision for every 5 client contact hours.

From course criteria:

7.8 A mix of group and individual supervision is required.
7.9 In-house group supervision is required. Group size must be between 3 and 6.
Groups must meet for a minimum of 2 hours per month over two academic years. Minimum attendance isset
at 80%. Group Supervisor’s Report must be completed post every progression cycle.
Group supervision should be counted towards academic requirements. Group supervisorsmust be IACP,BACP
or IAHIP Accredited Supervisors.
7.10 For counsellors/psychotherapists in training, External one-to-one supervision must not be less than 1 hour’s
presenting time to 5 hours client work, subject to an overall minimum of 1 hour of presenting time per month
per student.
7.11 The student’s external supervisor must not be a member of the course staff.
7.12 Student’s external supervisor must not be the same as Student’s Group Supervisor.

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